Monday, October 1, 2012

GUTGAA SPP #6 - Try Me On For Size

TRY ME ON FOR SIZE
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
81,000

QUERY:

In an attempt to save her floundering lingerie business, Mia
suggests a radical idea: a custom-designed sex toy. She just didn’t expect to
be the one to test out the prototypes, or find love in the process.

When her widowed business partner is emotionally unable to
help with the hands on research this venture requires, it’s up to Mia to have
sex with the potential “Spokespenises,” whose presence in the store will be
just as important as their toys on the shelf. But once the first bedroom interview
is complete, she realizes it’s not as easy as she thought to keep these trysts
all business and no pleasure. With her overbearing family scrutizing her every move, and
none of them wishing for her success, her sanity is in as much risk as the shop
is.

Oliver thought he was talking to a random stood-up woman at
a bar, but when she mistakes him for her interviewee, he can’t resist going
along with the charade. The business proposition is too enticing to pass up.
For once in his life, he’s doing something that makes him happy, reputation be
damned. And maybe it will also rid him of his evil, lying fiancé.


FIRST 150 WORDS:

Mia Montanari had never been on an actual blind date before,
and knowing her first would end in pre-planned sex didn’t ease her anxiety at
all. What the hell did I get myself into? And this wasn’t even sex for
pleasure. It was a job requirement and she’d yet to decide if it was a perk or
not.

Not a perk. Definitely not a perk.

Though Mia enjoyed sex with hot guys, she normally liked to
get to know them first. She was old fashioned like that.

The bar was kind of dead for a Friday night. She’d chosen
this particular place for its proximity to her apartment. The closer her place,
the less chance she’d chicken out. She couldn’t chicken out. Too much rode on
this. She’d have to suck up her anxiety and just do it. Like a machine. A
sexual robot.

Mia knew the bouncer at The Red Brick Inn pretty
well.

6 comments:

Slave to the Muse said...

I think your premise is bold and comical and there's voice. I'm curious. Good job! I'll be voting later so check back! :)

Manchee said...

I like this! It's fun and light, but has some real conflict with Oliver's fiancee and Mia's family and widowed business partner. You've got my vote!

Stephanie said...

YAY! You've made my day! Thank you!!!

Rose Cardinal said...

YOU HAVE MY VOTE!

This was just way too much fun, and very well written. I love the unique concept. Great query, great opening.

Kinderella said...

I love your originality! I really wanted to keep reading to find out what happened next. I enjoyed your main characters personality in the first 150. I believe she is relatable.
"Not a perk. Definitely not a perk." Loved it. Great job! You have my vote!!!!

Stephanie said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! This book was so fun to write!!